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Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specified requirements.

Tasks

  • Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website
  • Presents design options to the client
  • Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access
  • Develops the website and applications
  • Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems
  • Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery
  • Writes and publishes content for the website
  • Tests website interaction and performance prior to going ‘live’, and monitors and maintains functionality of the website
  • Activates the ‘live’ website.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £32,000 per annum and can progress up to £34,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,850 employed Web Design & Development Professionals in the region.

Destinations of Art & Design Completers July 2018

47% of students went on to other Further Education at York College.

35% of students went on to other Higher Education

Destinations of Digital Technologies Completers July 2018

58% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to other Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

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